|Place of birth||Rozelle, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||20|
|Next of kin||M A Atkins, 101 Evan Street, Rozelle, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Sapper|
|Unit name||1st Field Company Engineers|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||14/20/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||1st Field Company Engineers|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Date of death|
|Age at death from cemetery records||27|
|Place of burial||Field of Mars Cemetery (Catholic Portion, Section C, Grave 846), Sydney, New South Wales|
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: James and Mary AKINS; Wife: Magdalene ATKINS|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 3 March 1915.
Admitted to HS 'Gascon', 21 June 1915 (diarrhoea); transferred to 1st Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 30 June 1915 (gastritis); discharged to duty, 21 July 1915.
Embarked Alexandria to rejoin Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 12 August 1915; rejoined Bn, Gallipoli, 28 August 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria, 27 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 21 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 28 March 1916.
Found guilty, 20 May 1916, of when on Active Service using insubordinate language to an NCO: awarded 3 days' Field Punishment No 2.
Admitted to 1st Field Ambulance, 30 October 1916 (hernia); transferred to 38th Casualty Clearing Station, 31 October 1916; to Ambulance Train, 2 November 1916, and admitted to 1st Canadian General Hospital (hernia); transferred to England, 9 November 1916, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham (hernia and varicocele); transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 11 January 1917; discharged on furlough, 15 January 1917; to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 30 January 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 18 March 1917; transferred to 1st Field Company Engineers, 28 March 1917; taken on strength, in the field, 30 March 1917.
On leave to Paris, 13 November 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 19 November 1917.
Appointed Lance Corporal, 29 November 1917.
Detached to Corps Gas School, 13 January 1918; rejoined unit from detachment, 19 January 1918.
On leave to United Kingdom, 4 February 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 20 February 1918.
Wounded in action, 21 March 1918 (gassed), and admitted to 1st Field Ambulance; transferred to 32nd Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, 24 March 1918; to England, 26 March 1918, and admitted to Eastbourne Military Hospital (gassed: slight); transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 9 April 1918; discharged on furlough, 23 April 1918, to report to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 7 May 1918.
Marched in to Overseas Training Depot, Longbridge Deverill, 23 July 1918.
Marched out to 6th Training Depot, Brightlingsea, 9 August 1918.
On Command at Lewis Gun Course, Tidworth, 21 August-4 September 1918.
Proceeded overseas to France, 15 September 1918; rejoined unit, in the field, 23 September 1918.
Marched out to England for return to Australia, 13 October 1918; disembarked Southampton, 14 October 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Durham', 23 October 1918; disembarked Melbourne (date not recorded) for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 22 February 1919.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, ATKINS John Marshall|